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oho Play

1. (noun) banded rail, Gallirallus philippensis assimilis - a secretive native bird with upperparts olive-brown and black with white spots, and underparts barred black-and-white. Lives in salt marshes, mangroves and swamps.

See also moho pererū


oho Play

1. (verb) (-kia) to wake up, start (from fear, surprise, etc.), awake, arise, rear up.

Kua kite te hōiho i te tāpōrena i muri o te paki e tārewarewa ana, ka oho te hōiho o tō rātau paki, ka tahuri tō rātau paki (TJ 6/4/1899:14). / When the horse saw the tarpaulin dangling at the back of the buggy their buggy's horse reared up and their buggy rolled over.


2. (verb) to be roused (including of feelings), awakened.

Ka oho ake te aroha o Ngātoro ki te waha o te tangata, o te wahine, o te tamariki e auē ana, e tangi ana (NM 1928:62) / Ngātoro's affection was roused when the men, women and children were wailing and crying.


3. (modifier) fruitful, productive.

He tau oho (W 1971:238). / A fruitful year.


oho Play

1. (noun) likeness, resemblance, notion, idea, feeling, the visible material emblem of an atua - type of āria in a physical form that can be used for evil purposes.

Ko te oho he momo āria tēnei he pēnei i te tuha, i te maramara matimati, i te makawe, i te mimi, me ērā momo mea, nō te mea ka taea te tiki atu ka whakamahi mō tētahi kaupapa kino kei roto i a koe e takoto ana (Wh4 2004:225). / The 'oho' is a type of 'āria', such as spittle, nail clippings, hair, urine, and suchlike, because these can be taken and used for a devious purpose that one might harbour.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 225-226;)


pūngao oho Play

1. (noun) active energy.


oho mauri Play

1. (verb) to jump into action, start suddenly, startle, astonish, astound, shock. Sometimes the two words are separated in the sentence, as in the second example below.

Ka oho mauri ngā hōia o Peretānia ka rere, ka taui (TTR 1990:126). / The British soldiers were surprised and retreated.
Ka kite ia i te rere, he nui te tiketike. Ka oho tōna mauri, e kore ia e eke ki runga (JPS 1905:200). / He found a waterfall, which was very high. He was startled, for he thought he would not be able to ascend it.

See also ohomauri


puia oho Play

1. (noun) active volcano.

Ko te puia oho: E oho ana tēnei puia, e koropupū ana te tokarewa i roto i a ia, ā, e hū ake ana i ētahi wā. Hei tauira, ko Ruapehu me Whakaari (RP 2009:336). / Active volcano: this type of volcano is active, and the magma is bubbling within it, and sometimes it erupts, e.g. Ruapehu and White Island.


ohonga Play

1. (noun) physical representation of the oho - anything that has been associated with the person for whom the karakia is intended, e.g. a lock of hair.


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